ShaLeigh Dance Works is excited to present the world premiere of Aló, the company’s first evening length work as a part of Durham Independent Dance Artists’ (DIDA) first complete curated season of local dance.
Aló is performed in the round and invites the audience into a rich and intimate shared experience. The work is driven by the desire to explore the instinctive human need to connect and how it paradoxically intersects with both the longing to be seen and the desire to hide our inner worlds. It plays with the gap between the stage and the audience, between the dancers and the spectators, so that the separation exposes connection and that which remains is us.
imagine emotions so intense that they make your body speak. ~Majid Bastani 4/2/2015
treasured, tender, and bold. ~Lucia Del Vecchio 4/1/2015
The community Comerford created onstage reflected love and connection – as opposed to the fear and division that pervades our culture today ~Susan Broli 5/4/2015
The dance as a whole has a most satisfying formal balance, as themes and variations spiral around to a conclusion that posits connection to others as a more powerful desire in humans than that for separateness. ~Kate Dobbs Ariail 5/1/2015